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2002, Australia: When Melissa discovers a postcard addressed to "Desmond" among her recently deceased father's effects, she is determined to discover this person's identity and his relationship to her father. She soon embarks on a journey that will take her across oceans and into the past....
1930's, London: Caroline grew on a secluded Scottish estate with her "Aunt" Phoebe. Now, the shocking realisation that Phoebe is actually her mother fuels a rebellious streak in Caroline, who elopes to Cairo to get married. But her marriage quickly turns sour and leads to an affair with an old lover, and to a baby boy, Desmond. With her personal life in tatters and WWII approaching, she volunteers as a secret agent, smuggling valuable information into Europe for the British government.
When Caroline finally returns from the war, Desmond is gone; he was secretly taken to Australia by his nanny years before. Will Caroline be able to track him down? And how will her journey to find her son lead to Melissa's mission to uncover her father's past?
©2014 Leah Fleming (P)2014 Simon & Schuster UK
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By Summer Layne on 03-06-15

Meh

This book is laden with clichés, both in narrative and plot. However, the narrator is excellent so, all told, it's worth a listen whilst going about other activities - since it doesn't require full attention and one can be distracted for several minutes and still catch on to the story.

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By Susan on 02-03-15

So depressing

So depressing. One occurrence after another of missteps. Didn't feel good at the end. It was okay but not something I would recommend.

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By ASH49 on 11-12-14

Well worth downloading

Would you try another book written by Leah Fleming or narrated by Elaine Claxton?

DEFINATELY

What did you like best about this story?

The intrigue of how the story would end

What about Elaine Claxton’s performance did you like?

Excellent

Did The Postcard inspire you to do anything?

Listen to calli's story to the end

Any additional comments?

First class novel

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By Wendy Lohse on 03-17-16

An extraordinary network of glimpses into history

I have listened many times to this book in its entirety. My memory is not as it was last week and I had a lot of questions which are all answered in their context. I find it useful to have some background in order to catch all the clues. So, to me, a second listen is often crucial. How often do we sabotage ourselves in order to pass blame to others? How often do we wonder, "What if..." No doubt I will listen to this book again one day. The reader is excellent.

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